Critic's Choice November 2018
The Varied Art on Display for November Underscores the Depth of Our Art Scene
Under the Bridge Art Space In muted colors, Claudia Scalise paints slightly dreamy landscapes or figures, from animals to people, in oils on wood and flache on canvas, evoking vague memories that seem both intimate and strangely distant, for “Uncommon Words.” And this artist-run space gives an extra element of intimacy, showcasing just a few paintings. Opening Nov. 4 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., with special Art Basel opening Dec. 8, and runs through Jan. 6; for appointment call 305-987-4437. Gustavo Matamoros at Audiotheque Studio For decades Matamoros has been bringing experimental sound “music” to Miami, exposing us to artists and sounds we have never heard before. In “Four Audible Experiences of Movement of Sound in Space,” Matamoros is hosting Saturday afternoon listening sessions through December, featuring his own amazing series “Audible” along with inviting guest sound artists to perform and talk about their own works. Open 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays at the 924 Building on Lincoln Road. Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Gallery In its newly relocated space, Lowenstein is showcasing the works of Milanese artist Loris Cecchini. Using mainly stainless steel, Cecchini has crafted sculptures that resemble plants, corals and crystal structures, incorporating biological, mathematical and scientific elements into the core of his creations; Nov. 2 through Jan. 2, www.dianalowensteingallery.com. Thomas Bils at &gallery and Bakehouse Art Complex Native Floridian Bils paints realistic scenes of architectural spaces – mainly under-passes, bridges, walls – that comprise the lonelier parts of our urban landscape. There’s a fisherman; a freeway wall imposed on a traffic citation; a beer bottle under a bridge (remember the recent evacuation of the homeless population under I-95 anyone)? Showing at his studio space at Bakehouse, www.bacfl.org. ArtCenter/South Florida “Parallels and Peripheries” is the first part of a series, in this edition works from eight women that explore myths, stories, and memories that going into the making of our various identities, in particular, “how artmaking fits into a broader global discourse impacting marginalized communities.” Through Dec. 16, artcentersf.org.